Autumn Cleanse- Purify, Detox, Lose Weight

Would you like to feel the benefits of sustained energy, mental clarity, better sleep and much more as we transition into Autumn?

Join us to realize your goals!

  • 3 Weekly Support Group Meetings, Fridays 2-3 pm, October 14, 21, 28
  • Easy, 14 day gentle cleanse consisting of 2 pea protein detox shakes per day
  • 2 Acupuncture sessions to support the detox process
  • 30 minute private initial consultation

Be prepared to eat a clean, whole food diet, free of sugar, processed foods, dairy, chemicals, alcohol and caffeine.

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Autumn Immune Boosting Soup

We are in the season of the harvest. Autumn is a time of preparation for the season of rest. It is important to take care of ourselves now so we will be strong coming into winter. Diet, exercise and enough rest are especially important. Building strong immunity is key this time of year. Homemade chicken soup with astragalus, goji berries and shitake mushrooms is a delicious way to boost your immunity and take time for yourself at home in your kitchen. I will have small packets available at my office of organic Chinese herbs to add to the broth.


1 whole organic, free range chicken
7 thin slices of astragalus root
handful of gou qi zi (goji) berries
1-2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp ground turmeric
2 TB grated fresh ginger
2 large onions, quartered
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 cup cubed butternut squash (make sure it is ripe, even color, no green near stem)
1-2 cups julienned fresh kale
8 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 TB miso paste

Bake the chicken according to your favorite recipe. Enjoy. Make a bone broth using the carcass and add the astragalus, goji berries, 1 onion, celery and carrots and simmer slowly for 8-12 hours (can be overnight in a slow-cooker). Let cool, then strain. Reserve 4 cups for making soup and freeze the rest for future congees and soups.

In large pot over medium-high heat, cook 1 onion and garlic in 1-2 tsp coconut oil. Stir in turmeric and mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are tender along with 2 TB broth. Stir in remaining broth, kale, squash and ginger. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Add water if necessary. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, then add miso (adding miso when still very hot will diminish its probiotic benefits). Cover and let sit 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley if desired.

To Your Health!

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Fennel Carrot Congee Recipe

Congee is a nourishing thin porridge. It is especially beneficial when you are ill or recovering from illness and do not have much of an appetite. Congee is also supporting of our digestion if you are suffering from food sensitivities, bloating and pain. This particular congee supports the digestive system and can be modified by adding other vegetables, sliced shiitake mushrooms or small bits of animal protein, or simplified by cooking just the rice and broth.

1 cup organic brown or white basmati rice
4-5 cups Immune or Chicken Bone Broth, or vegetable or chicken stock
1/4 cup chopped fennel
1 carrot, chopped or sliced

1. Place water, vegetables and rice in a rice cooker or slow cooker.
2. Cook for 4-6 hours on the lowest temperature possible, adding water to maintain a soup-like consistency.

Immune Chicken Bone Broth Recipe coming soon…

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Fall Community Acupuncture at Focus Forward Wellness & Physical Therapy in Calistoga

Community acupuncture clinics start again on September 15th in my shared office space with Focus Forward Wellness & Physical Therapy.

Dates: September 15, 29, October 13, 27 and November 10
Times: Saturdays from 3-5pm
Location: 2436 Foothill Blvd., Ste. C, Calistoga, CA 94515 (next door to Home Plate Cafe)
Fee: $20-$40 sliding scale per visit + one time $10 fee for initial intake
No appointments necessary/drop-in only

Community acupuncture is an affordable way to try acupuncture if you have never experienced this incredibly effective healing modality. It is very effective for strengthening immunity as we go into the Autumn season as well as reducing stress and anxiety promoting deep relaxation. There are many evidence-based trials proving the efficacy of acupuncture for pain management, the many side-effects of chemotherapy and addictions.

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Detox/Weight Loss Programs with Individual Guidance

Welcome Spring! Now is the time for some spring cleaning!

I am offering guided individual 21 day detox/weight loss programs.

Please refer to my website detox/weight loss page for more info.

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Community Acupuncture Clinics In Calistoga March-May 2012

Maintain your health with Community Acupuncture on Thursdays from 3-7 pm!

Here are the dates:  3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31.

The cost is $20-$40 with a one-time intake fee of $10.

Located at 1455 First St. in Calistoga next door to the Roman Spa and behind Calmart.

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Monthly Newsletter

Monthly newsletter coming soon!

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Community Acupuncture Clinics in Calistoga


I am offering Community Acupuncture Clinics in February 2012 that are affordable for weekly acupuncture. They will be located at 1455 First St., Calistoga next door the Roman Spa and behind Calmart. The February dates are 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 from 5-7:30pm.
The cost per 1 hour visit is $20 with a one-time intake fee of $10. There will be a sign-up sheet.
Contact me on this website for more info and to reserve a time-slot beforehand.

This is affordable acupuncture in a group setting. There will be relaxing music in a healing space.
Acupuncture is great for stress reduction, pain management, smoking cessation, weight loss and more!

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21 Day Purification Program

It’s that time of year for an internal Spring cleaning!

I will be giving a presentation on the benefits of the 21 Day Purification Program through Standard Process Whole Food Supplement Company. I will discuss what to expect, what the program consists of, the cost, and answer any questions. There will also be a showing of a DVD.

I will be offering 2 programs, one at the beginning of April and one at the beginning of May.

The presentation will take place on Wed., March 23rd at 5:30pm at Focus Forward Wellness & Physical Therapy. We are located at 2436 Foothill Blvd., Ste. C in Calistoga. The number there is (707) 942-3927.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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I will be giving a presentation on the transition of winter into springtime and what this means for our health physically, emotionally and spiritually according to Chinese Medicine. The talk will take place at Focus Forward Wellness & Physical Therapy located at 2436 Foothill Blvd., Ste. C in Calistoga on Wed., Feb 23rd at 4pm. The talk is free and all are welcome; no need to RSVP.

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